|Telemaco - Ah! non turbi il mio riposo|
By countertenor Andreas Scholl from his album Heros
Keywords: countertenor; andreas scholl; telemaco
|Illusions - poem by Bluma Finkelstein music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A poem of passion by Bluma Finkelstein, set for countertenor and guitar by David W Solomons (who also performs it here). The poem is in French but an English translation by the composer is provided in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6afBT_lucM
Keywords: love; passion; song; finkelstein; countertenor; guitar; solomons; french; translation
|Adoria - Nagual Art|
This is the Soundtrack of Adoria - the Lucid Winter Wonderland. Winter reigns over the Northern Hemisphere, and Nagual Art celebrates in cold ambient beauty. Sound travels far in the frigid air, bringing wisps of voices and the woodsmoke scent of deep dreaming.
Keywords: abstract; ambient; cold; countertenor; darkambient; dreaming; electronic; soundtrack; winter
Downloads: 4,324 (2 reviews)
|Voyelles by Arthur Rimbaud set to music for men's voices and alto soloists - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Setting by David W Solomons of Rimbaud's poem Voyelles: (AATBarBB) See pdf for score. See ogg Vorbis file for a performance of the piece by the composer (multitracking) For a video of this piece see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCWS-Qho9ec A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu : voyelles, Je dirai quelque jour vos naissances latentes : A, noir corset velu des mouches éclatantes Qui bombinent autour des puanteurs cruelles, Golfes d'ombre ; E, candeur des vapeurs et des tentes, Lances des ...
Keywords: rimbaud; voyelles; synaesthesia; synesthesia; men's voices; alto; countertenor; impressionism; multitrack
|A Manchester Magnificat for choir, soloists piano and organ by D W Solomons, on poems by Audrey Vaughan - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Simplified version of A Manchester Magnificat, written a few years after the original 1994 performance (also available on archive.org). The initial oboe solo introduction has been replaced by a treble solo singing the words of the Magnificat, the orchestra has been replaced by a piano and organ and the choral parts have been simplified in a few places. For more details on A Manchester Magnificat, please visit: http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/manchestermagnificat.html The files here (pdf)are all the ...
Keywords: manchester; magnificat; petersfield; orchestra; piano; organ; choir; soloists; trebles; countertenor; irwell; cathedral
|Modal Mass by D W Solomons for men's voice or for mixed choir - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Modal Mass setting originally written for men's voices (ATTB) but with an alternative for mixed choir also available here (SATB). The sound files (Ogg Vorbis files) for the men's voices version are performed by the composer (multitracking) but the SATB version is represented by electronic wind instruments. The scores are available at Musica Neo (mixed choir-SATB) and Musica Neo (male voices-ATTB) A video of the SATB version as sung by Matthew Curtis of choraltracks can be enjoyed on here on Yout...
Keywords: mass; religion; liturgy; mode; modal; kyrie; gloria; sanctus; agnus; alto; tenor; bass; soprano; countertenor; multitrack
|A Manchester Magnificat for choir, soloists and orchestra by D W Solomons, on poems by Audrey Vaughan - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The score and parts (pdf file) and sound recording (mp3 or ogg file) of the live recording of this work, written in 1994 can be downloaded free of charge here. (If either type is not visible in the right-hand window, check "All Files: HTTP"). The original recording was made at a concert at Manchester Cathedral in 1994. I have also made a video based on this performance, which can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL99I_xnfUA I have since made a slightly simpler version with piano and ...
Keywords: manchester; magnificat; petersfield; orchestra; piano; choir; soloists; lancashire clogs; harp; oboe; trebles; countertenor; irwell; cathedral
|THE ECLIPSE OF THE COUNTERTENOR VOICE: A STUDY IN GENDER AND SOCIETY - Collin R. Fox|
From the abstract - This paper examines the period from 1660 to 1890, investigating the several causes for the decline of the countertenor (or male alto voice) in London's theaters. Changes in politics, gender roles, masculine archetypes, societal demographics, physiology and musical style combined to effectively bar countertenors from the stage. They were replaced sequentially by castrati and heroic tenors, each successive voice symbolizing and in some ways embodying the virtues and acceptable ...
Keywords: music history; social history; interdisciplinary history; gender history; baroque; vocal music; countertenor; castrati; Handel; Purcell; Wagner
|Song of the Childless - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song of the Childless for alto voice and guitar composed and performed by David W Solomons (see pdf for score and mp3 or ogg file for performance) This song was inspired by my initial reactions to the realization that I am infertile. In my case this was due to Kallmann's syndrome [go google it ;-)] (that being said, some people with Kallmann's can have children, after much medical fiddling, but this is not so in my case)...
Keywords: infertile; infertility; childlessness; song; original music; alto; guitar; score; classical guitar; countertenor; asexual; asexuality; kallmann's; dawkins; selfish gene
|Acoustic improvisations | Solo voice - Styles J. Kauphmann|
Styles J. Kauphmann is a composer and solo improviser. Born in South Africa in 1983, he was raised in Botswana and the United Kingdom, and educated at Cambridge and in Berlin. The vocal recordings presented here are taken from the first sequence of acoustic improvisations begun in November 2006 and concluding in May 2009. Recordings of work for clarinet and violin are located here. For further information, please visit www.stylesjkauphmann.org.
Keywords: complete; live; styles; kauphmann; botswana; south africa; united kingdom; acoustic; improvisation; solo; bass; countertenor; voice; february; july; 2007; 2008; london
Downloads: 706 (1 review)
|Insight: Scott Ritter / "The Raw Shark Texts" / Ian Howell|
Scott Ritter - A former United Nations weapons inspector is speaking in Davis this week. Today on Insight, Scott Ritter tells you what it was like to search for weapons in Iraq during the 1990s. "The Raw Shark Texts" - You'll meet author Steven Hall. His critically acclaimed novel, "The Raw Shark Texts," is being released in paperback. Ian Howell - Countertenor Ian Howell is performing in Davis tonight...
Keywords: Scott Ritter; United Nations weapons inspector; UN; Iraq; The Raw Shark Texts; Steven Hall; Ian Howell; countertenor; singer; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Acoustic improvisations | Abstract - Styles J. Kauphmann|
Styles J. Kauphmann is a composer and solo improviser. Born in South Africa in 1983, he was raised in Botswana and the United Kingdom, and educated at Cambridge and in Berlin. The extracts presented here are taken from the first sequence of acoustic improvisations begun in November 2006 and concluding in May 2009. Complete recordings of work for clarinet, violin, and voice are located here. For further information, please visit www.stylesjkauphmann.org.
Keywords: excerpts; live; styles; kauphmann; botswana; germany; south africa; united kingdom; acoustic; improvisation; abstract; solo; bass; countertenor; clarinet; violin; voice; february; may; july; september; october; november; 2006; 2007; 2008; cambridge; exeter; lincoln; norwich; oxford; truro; warwick; york